I feel like we don’t talk up the weapons enough. I mean, no offense to the meisters– they’re brave and badass and awesome as hell, but I feel like we don’t talk about how equally amazing the weapons are?
From first glance, it may not seem that the weapons do much at all except lay stagnant in the hands of their Meister but dude?? They’re out there. They’re on the front lines. The Meister may be soft and squishy but the weapon is the one who takes the blow. They protect and they guard and they are selfless to the point of giving me cold sweats.
Also, resonance? Yeah, they amplify and help stream it and that is a huuuuuge thing. That is super cool and amazing and they do such a great job. Good work guys.
And I think the weapons may also have some sort of sway on accuracy and precision, judging by the practicing Soul and Maka did, and how Spirit’s actions seemed to have consequences on Stein and Shinigami-sama’s battles (“Senpai, don’t move”/ spirit screaming as they attack Asura) and think how VIGILANT. How much CONCENTRATION that must take. One mistake and your partner’s life could be at risk. God, what a monumental job.
The Meisters are awesome but I feel like they kinda get most of the glory– let’s give it up for the weapons.
Calling All Soul Eater Fans; Artists & Writers Alike!
Welcome! Yet another new fanzine has surfaced, except this time we’re doing things a little differently.
We’re all familiar with our weapons and meisters, yeah? So what if they were reversed?
Soul Eater: Weapon Inversion
This zine will focus mainly on the wonderful characters from the DWMA & all weapon|meister pairs alike! Except: their roles with be reversed! -kind of like soul & maka above.
This zine will be SFW, but we understand we are working with weapons after all; we will accept mild blood & suggested violence (mainly towards writers).
This is a fun project we wanted to create for a long time favorite anime/manga; think of this as a Soul Eater Fandom revival project! Things are still under construction, as us mods are finishing up current projects & such. Stay tuned for the schedule, announcements and more information about the zine!
Asks are open, so feel free to send us any questions you have on both Tumblr & Twitter.
Applications are leaning towards opening August 28, so keep an eye out!
Okay but how haven’t we talked about how much grander the weapon and meister concept in Soul Eater could have been
-A brother/sister weapon/meister pair (one parent is a meister, one is a weapon; clearing up confusion) who ended up with each other because their souls couldn’t resonate with anyone else and since they had familial ties, the DWMA put them as a pair
-A young meister who wants to marry his weapon partner but can’t because his parent is racist against weapons
-A half weapon, half meister child whose parents enrolled them at the DWMA but the school doesn’t exactly know what to do with them because they aren’t showing signs of being either a weapon or a meister; they’re just a frozen, caught-in-the-middle squib and the kid doesn’t know what to do
-A young weapon, who’s family is known for being Halberd-like weapons, grows to find out that her weapon form is sword-like and she feels terrible because she feels like the screw up of her lineage
-A meister in training works to find a weapon partner only to learn that he’s burning each trial partner with his soul wavelength before finding a spunky, fire-based weapon partner and resonating perfectly with her because hey, fight fire with fire, right? She’d told him
-A weapon who comes from a poor family enrolls in the DWMA to make money from killing kishins to send back to them, ends up resonating with a meister from a rather rich family, and after learning of their situation sends the family money because it’s the least he can do since their kid is helping him make the world a better place
Alexander Hamilton is the top student is the meister of Thomas Jefferson and Gilbert de Lafayette . He is a swords man.
Thomas Jefferson is a lazy know it all who is a rapier. A long thin sword with a beautiful designed handle.
Lafayette is a shield designed to be used as a throwing disk that can slice through things, his sharp blue like edges make him hard to very deadly. He’s also a gentle giant who is friends with almost everyone.
John Laurens is a meister who is overly energetic and gets in to a lot of fights. He’s a great marksman ins class however and gets average grades.
Aaron burr is another top student in class and is the weapon for John laurens. He is a crossbow that’s shoots energy blasts. He helps John study so he passes his classes.
Hercules Mulligan is a big guy who is very loud and yet likes to be in the sewing club. He is very physical strong and loves acting. He is the meister of james.
James Madison, a war hammer that teamed up with hercules. He is usury sick yet when he is in weapon form he is usury not as sickly.
George Washington is a teacher at the Academy as well as the meister of a death weapon.
George King is Washington shot gun, and is a flamboyant teacher as well at the Academy.
so I reread soul eater over the last week because I love
that manga a whole lot and of course a bnha crossover idea popped into my head. because I have too many things already in the works to actually, yknow, write
it, here’s my basic outline:
-midoriya izuku wants to be the world’s greatest meister,
just like all might-a meister who can wield any weapon- but his dreams are
crushed when a doctor tells him that his soul wavelength is unusually weak and
that he’ll likely never be able to resonate with anyone
-hes still childhood friends with bakugou btw and ofc that
boy has been able to transform into a weapon since he was like four…he and
izuku cant resonate at all, despite trying…bakugou has trouble resonating with
p much anyone (a point we will return to LATER!)
-but ANYWAY! Izuku still meets up with all might when he’s in
middle school and all might p much tells him his soul is too weak for him to a
meister…until bakugou is attacked by a kishin and, despite the fact that it
burns is hands horribly, izuku does his best to wield him and ends up beating
-all might finds him again and agrees to help him become
strong enough to attend UA (Japan’s version of the DWMA)…it’s pretty much the
same physical and mental training as in bnha canon (because a sound soul dwells
within a sound mind and a sound body)
-so after a year of that izuku gets into UA and starts
considering potential partners (and here is where we meet our lovely weapons
and their equally as lovely meisters)
-kaminari is a shortsword that can
electrify people…his meister ends up being jirou who is adept at reading and
sensing souls through sound
-bakugou is a bazooka that sends
out fairly strong shockwaves when firing…his meister kirishima is one of the
few people who can withstand them because he’s physically strong and has a v
-todoroki is a set of gauntlets
attached by a chain that are hot and cold…he was created by his meister
father to be an ultimate weapon, but he refuses to resonate with anyone…he
tries to fight on his own, but during a fight with the villain alliance
midoriya ends up wielding him and their souls resonate…they form a tentative
-iida is the latest in a long line
of tenyas who have fought without a wielder…idk what his full weapon form would be yet…maybe a chainsaw? but that doesn’t seem quite right for iida…hmmm. i’ll think on it
-hagakure is a multiform weapon
(think tsubaki from original soul eater) who is invisible in her human form
thanks to an encounter with a witch when she was young…ojiro is her meister and
they resonate together very well
-uraraka, yayoruzu and asui all
attend UA, but study in the general classes and (spoiler alert) all three are actually witches interested both on spying on UA and on improving witch/meister
-I don’t have the rest quite
figured out, but I know I want sero to be a tape-gun, for ayoyama to be a laser
belt and for mineta not to fucking exist
-but anyway! Those are the children (such good kids I love
-so the antagonist here would be the villain alliance, but
instead of being villains, they’re weapons who feel slighted by the system…I
have less specifics figured out here, but I know that theyre all weapons who
take turns wielding each other and hate the idea that weapons always need to be
prepared to die for their meisters, ect. ect.
-stain is a separate thing…he’s a kind of pre-kishin who
uses madness a paralytic…those with bad soul perception (like Deku) wouldn’t be
as impacted by people like Jirou who do have strong perception
-and beyond that the sky’s the limit, I guess! I think the
plot would be mainly about the societal tensions between meisters, weapons,
witches and ordinary humans…eventually the witches at UA would be found out and
class 1-A would have to decide if they’re gonna stand with their friends or the
school, that kinda thing
-I dunno! it’s something that I might write someday, but for
now its just an idea…let me know if you want to hear more!
Craig, how did you and Tweek choose each other to be the other's weapon and meister?
Craig: I decided being a meister would be cool after getting my ass handed to me by those shits. Tweek saved me then- and he didn’t have a meister soooo… That’s pretty much how it went down.
Tweek: It was scary too!! It was when I had just discovered yesterday I was a weapon when my finger kinda turned i-into a blade and stabbed my toast?? Hngh… B-but I was fortunate to meet Craig y’know? I feel a lot more confident about being a weapon now!!